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Recurring earwax buildup in the ear. Permanent solution?

Boyfriend has been having ear issues for a few months now, he s been on antibiotics and ear drops, nothing seems to work. he s had previous earwax buildup problems which were taken care of via warm olive oil and warm water rinses with a soft bulb. After the ear infections happened, we started getting large pencil eraser size white/black/greyish blockage coming out. When the blockage comes out, he feels better, and everything seems to go away, but its been reaccuring and we re concerned about long-term damage, or what we can do at home to prevent it from returning. We ve heard garlic/teatree oil can help with this problem?
Asked On : Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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Wax formation in ear is normal phenomenon and type of wax varies with genetics. Please visit an ENT, get your ears cleaned completely, and ask if there is any other finding in ears. if not, then nothing to worry. Ear canal has self cleansing property and wax gets cleaned on its own without the knowledge of the person. If it accumulates in large amount, it needs cleaning by doctor/health care worker and once cleaned, it remains clean if you do not manipulate it much with ear buds. If there is some other problem like recurrent fungal infection, needs to be examined by the ENT. Otherwise, keeping ears dry and not using oil or avoiding using ear buds help in long term. Regards
Answered: Wed, 23 Oct 2013
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